Wessanen expands  in  Spain with Biogran deal

Wessanen's move for Spain's Biogran - analysis

Dutch food group Wessanen has made another acquisition as it continues to focus on expansion in the European "sustainable" foods market. Wes...

'The dynamic of exponential change rewards those that act quickly, decisively, and effectively'

The key questions for digital strategists in 2017

In his latest column for just-food, Keith Anderson, vice president of strategy and insights at e-commerce analytics firm Profitero, outlines...

Whole Foods moving back to having one CEO

Whole Foods, Aldi, M&S - retail round-up, Nov 2016

In a bumper month for significant moves from the world's food retailers, the spotlight shone on the performance of Whole Foods in the US, Al...

Kenya becomes latest African market for Burger King

Burger King, Jollibee: foodservice focus, Nov 2016

November saw Burger King open its latest market in Africa, Philippines-based foodservice giant Jollibee indicate plans to enter Canada and E...

Polman said Unilever's organisational revamp 'fundamentally changes way we do business'

Unilever 2016 investor day - the top takeaways

Unilever this week held its annual investor day in Port Sunlight, the village built in the 1880s by one of the companies that were the forer...

'Successful promotions those that have clear objective,' IRI says

Have food promotions reached tipping point?

Researchers at IRI have studied promotions in seven major European markets and say their data shows the use of offers is easing. Tim Eales,...

How Tyson Foods' new CEO Tom Hayes plans to grow in 2017 and beyond - analysis 25 Nov 16

Shares in US meat group Tyson Foods took a battering this week, when the company missed earnings estimates and announced the appointment of a new CEO, current president Tom Hayes. Katy Askew takes a look at the group's performance in 2016 and weighs up what Hayes' strategic priorities are likely to be when he takes the helm in 2017.

Mondelez moves beyond certification but still wants Fairtrade by its side - analysis 24 Nov 16

Seven years ago, Cadbury announced one of the more notable sustainability initiatives of recent times when it teamed up with Fairtrade on cocoa certification. This month, the UK chocolate maker's owner. Mondelez International, outlined changes to the way it would work with Fairtrade. Ben Cooper reports.

Thought Leaders

Japan's Sumitomo makes play for Fyffes 

Katy Askew | 9 Dec 16 Fyffes board backs offer from Japan's Sumintomo

Fyffes has agreed to an all-cash takeover offer from Japanese banana-to-transportation conglomerate Sumitomo Corp. that values the Irish produce group at around EUR751.4m (US$978m).

Bumble Bee Foods exec in price-fixing guilty plea

John Shepherd | 9 Dec 16 Department of Justice said Bumble Bee executive has agreed to pay a criminal fine and cooperate with an ongoing price-fixing investigation

The senior vice-president of sales at US seafood group Bumble Bee Foods, Walter Scott Cameron, has agreed to plead guilty for his role in a conspiracy to fix the prices of packaged seafood sold in the country.

Norway food firms to cut added sugar, salt, fats

John Shepherd | 9 Dec 16 Agreement aims to promote 'healthier diets' for Norwegians

Food manufacturers in Norway have signed a pact with the country's government that sets "specific targets" for the reduction of sugar, salt and saturated fats in products in a bid to promote "healthier diets".

Recent News - (Updated: 4:47pm 9 Dec 2016)

Nissin plans new plant in Japan

Hipp takes control of former DMK Humana plant

F&N wants to further build Vinamilk stake

Financiere Turenne Lafayette names new president

Italy's Inalca in talks for Kazakhstan meat plant

Sodiaal names Jorge Boucas new CEO

Post Holdings settles egg lawsuit claims

UK extends ban on unhealthy food ads to children

Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan sets out stall for 2017 - interview 25 Nov 16

Dean BestBrennan outlined plans for growth in Asia and in UK

A year after the takeover of Quorn Foods by Philippines-based group Monde Nissin, the UK meat-free business is setting up its first operations in Asia and investing in building its teams in Europe to try to grow further there. Dean Best spoke to Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan, who outlined the company's plans for the next 12 months.

Ireland's food industry already paying price for Brexit - interview with Paul Kelly, director of Food Drink Industry Ireland 21 Nov 16

Ben CooperFDII director Paul Kelly hopes UK will remain part of EU single market

Paul Kelly, director of Irish food body Food Drink Industry Ireland, spoke with Ben Cooper about the challenges the sector faces in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

St Mamet CEO Matthieu Lambeaux on French fruit group's plans for growth - interview 16 Nov 16

John ShepherdSt Mamet CEO Lambeaux said one year on from acquisition, the company aims to target new markets

It has been a year since Conserve Italia, a group of Italian co-operatives, sold France-based packaged fruit supplier St Mamet to French private-equity firm Florac. Matthieu Lambeaux, the former Findus executive, had joined Florac in May 2015 to help the family-owned Florac buy branded food companies in France and became the CEO of St Mamet after the takeover. John Shepherd met Lambeaux at the SIAL trade show last month to discuss his plans to grow the business.

UK food associations come together on Brexit

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 9 Dec 16

The plethora of food manufacturing associations in the UK has been argued by some to be an impediment to the industry coming to a coherent position on the aftermath of Brexit and on what the sector should be demanding from the country's government now and ahead of talks with the EU. This week, more than 30 bodies published an open letter on the subject of labour, one of the critical issues facing the sector.

Amazon cools talk of plans for wave of grocery stores

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 9 Dec 16

An update on Amazon's plans for the grocery sector. The usually reticent retailer has this week poured cold water on claims it has plans for 2,000 physical grocery stores.

Will Amazon Go be retail "game-changer"?

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 6 Dec 16

Ask any FMCG executive to list the trends shaking up the sector and digital and e-commerce will be pretty high on the list. Drill down into that and Amazon will be one of the subjects in the digital sphere of keen interest to consumer goods manufacturers the world over. And the US behemoth's latest venture has certainly got the industry talking.

US food majors and their investment vehicles

US food majors and their investment vehicles

In a bid to adapt to the evolving landscape in the US food industry, some of the largest names in the sector have set up funds to invest in smaller, on-trend companies.

South Africa's challenging poultry market

South Africa's challenging poultry market

Cheap imports, drought and a volatile rand have led to tough conditions in South Africa's poultry industry.

Unilever's 2016 investor day

Unilever's 2016 investor day

Senior management at the consumer goods giant met analysts in north-west England to discuss the company's strategy.

Trump's shock election as US President

Trump's shock election as US President

Just four months after the UK voted for Brexit came a result that, quite literally, Trumped that seismic event. But what could the election of Donald Trump mean for the food sector?

Chocolate (Confectionery) Market in Belgium - Outlook to 202

Chocolate (Confectionery) Market in Belgium - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Chocolate (Confectionery) Market in Belgium - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics is a broad level market review of Chocolate market of Belgium. The research handbook provides the up-to-date market size data for period 2011-2015 and illustrative forecast to 2020 covering key market aspects like Sales Value and Volume for Chocolate and its variants Boxed Chocolate, Chocolate Countlines, Chocolate Straightlines, Molded Bars, Novelties and Other Chocolate... Read more

Published: December 2016 - ($750.00)

Popcorn (Savory Snacks) Market in Canada - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: December 2016 - ($500.00)

Cooked Meats (Packaged) Market in Germany - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

Published: December 2016 - ($750.00)

Processed Snacks (Savory Snacks) Market in the United States - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

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Processed Snacks (Savory Snacks) Market in India - Outlook to 2020: Market Size, Growth and Forecast Analytics

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